Paula Uccelli Helps Waterfront Restaurant Owners Celebrate Last Day

The owners hosted a special farewell lunch on Saturday.

The Waterfront Restaurant celebrated its last day in business at Pete's Harbor on Saturday with a special lunchtime banquet.

Pete's Harbor owner Paula Uccelli was reportedly on hand to help mark the bittersweet occasion with the Waterfront's owners for the past 11 years, husband and wife Jose and Dunia Rodriguez.

"The Rodriguez family and the Waterfront Restaurant have been a wonderful part of the Pete's Harbor history," Uccelli said. "The Uccelli family congratulates the Rodriguez' on their move to the vibrant downtown, and looks forward to being among the very first customers at their new establishment."

Redwood City resident Murray Weber exclaimed, “What a shame. [The Waterfront is a] great restaurant, [it's] always been my favorite."

Jose and Dunia told Patch recently that they are close to finalizing a new location for the restaurant downtown, and hope to re-open by Valentine's Day.

They expect to announce their new address, as well as a new name for the restaurant - since it will no longer be located on the water - very soon.

Uccelli, who is closing the harbor as of Jan. 15 in preparation to sell it, said, "While change is hard for all of us, new beginnings are so very exciting."

Patch will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.


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Cliff Keith December 24, 2012 at 07:36 PM
It was a sad day in Redwood City history this past Saturday, December 22, 2012. The Waterfront Restaurant closed it doors to the public. Most people referred to this restaurant at Pete's because of all the times over their lives they had eaten there throughout their lives. Many service organizations had their monthly meetings at Pete's. Political debates and election night celebrations were a common thing. Most enjoyed the eating of the "Pete Burger" on the Sundeck upstairs overlooking the Harbor. On most days finding a place to sit was a challenge at lunch time. Breakfast and dinners were also busy and one of Redwood City's favorite places to go for a good meal. Good bye old friend. You will be missed.
Beatrice Karnes December 25, 2012 at 06:58 AM
Oh, so sad....the end of an era!
James Lee Han January 10, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Nice! What Paula going to do to help the homeowners who live in the Inner and Outer Harbors celebrate on their eviction date this coming Tuesday (Jan. 15)?


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